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obama and his staff since silent for a minute. beyond the grave, resolution. in a new video, he has promised he will push for a ban on assault rifles. >> i will do everything in my power as president to advance these efforts. if there's even one thing we can do as a country to protect our children, we have a responsibility to try. >> shame on the nra. >> there are those who blame the national rifle association for consistently, powerful lobbying against gun control. they have been consistently silent until now, and some expected they would seek compromise. none of it. instead, raw fury, blaming video games, the culture. >> we have blood-of films out there like "american psycho," "natural born killers." that are aired on saturday. fantasizing -- of killing people as a way get your kicks -- the filthiest form of pornography. >> taking no questions but unable to avoid the protests of first one protester but then another. >> the nra has blood on its hands. the nra has blood on its hands. >> he argued passionately that guns were not the problem but the solution, calling for armed police
lives ahead of them. president obama echoes the sorrow of the whole nation after a gunman opened fire in a school full of little children. and the small community of newtown, conn., at least 26 teachers and children are killed. the shooter is also dead. this is the 12 the mass shooting this year and america and mr. obama said that the country must take action. >> a friday morning with chris this looming. -- christmas shooting. moments later, heavily armed officers went in and it terrified children aged between 5-10 were being carried out. >> i saw some of the bullets going past the hall that i was right next to and then the teacher pulled me into her classroom. we heard shots and everyone went on the ground. >> we all went over to a corner and the teacher was to keep us until the police officers. >> they had machine guns. >> i heard seven loud booms and then the teachers told us to go in the corner. we all huddled. i kept hearing these booming noises. >> as alarmed parents rushed back to the school, are the reports told of the gun at confronting a children and three -- confronting a t
and higher taxes and spending cuts will automatically take effect. president obama has cut short his holiday to revive the talks. >> if we go over this cliff, the house of representative with four days left are not here with the speaker having told him that he will have 458 hours' notice. i cannot imagine their conscience out there wherever they are around the country and we are trying to get something done. >> why is the american economy teetering on the edge of the cliffs? these are some of the things that president obama is trying to prevent with the return to the lighthouse. an employment has fallen to a four year low and currently stands at 7.7%. no deal could mean 2.1 million jobs disappearing parent to it would equate to a contraction of 1.5% in the value of all goods and services america producers meaning less money to afraid with the rest of the world. as far as the republicans concerned, there is that we will not give you a blank check. >> mitch mcconnell, the republican leader in the senate, said that he thought there was still time to avert what he called a budgetary fiscal crisi
president obama is image as a commanding leader -- embolden president obama's image as a commanding leader. the filmmakers have denied this. it is a film that will help the president. >> i think it does a lot for obama because what it does, it shows that obama has a cool, compost, meticulous commitment to achieve something the democratic presidents are never relied upon to achieve. to fight and eliminate in the news of the united states -- in the knees -- enemies of the united states. >> the most gripping moments are in the last 30 minutes as the audience follows blackhawk helicopters to the compound in pakistan. the film might appeal to jingoistic audiences. >> they do not and the thumb with a fist pumping -- they do not end the film with a fist pumping, we did it. they ended with an interesting note. she realizes, she has no word go. she has no idea who she is. where do because the country? where do we go as a society? >> it is now seen at the top -- as a top oscar contender and a good example of female power. the story of a woman in the cia who hunted down one of the most wanted men in
hillary clinton warned that was a red line. a short while ago, president obama issued this warning from washington. today, i want to make it absolutely clear to assad andd those -- and those under his command, the world is watching. the use of chemical weapons is an would be totally -- is and would be totally acceptable. if you make them tragic mistake of using these weapons, there will be consequences and you will be held accountable. >> i discussed his strong words to syria's leaders with the bbc 's state department correspondent. while u.s. officials talking about serious chemical weapons -- wh yare -- why are u.s. officials talking about syria's chemical weapons now? >> officials have been quoted as saying they have seen activity, that these weapons are being moved around, possibly in preparation for their use. it is very difficult to read the assad government and find out exactly what they are doing. are they trying to protect them? are they trying to bluff? we have heard from certain officials saying they have no intention of using chemical weapons against their own people. of cou
, president obama said his calculus would change if the chemical weapons were moved or if they were used. this week, we have heard many warnings against using them. it appears some have been worried -- lived and the bigger concern was that some may have been mixed into the form you could use for actually dropping them as a weapon. we do not know how urgent that problem is. there have been conflicting reports. certainly you have not heard president obama repeat the warning against using them. i think that is because they do not have a lot of leverage for getting in those places. they have to depend on surrogates. >> if you think where they have more leverage, with egypt, are they urging leaders to delay a vote on this constitution? >> it would seem they are urging the president to rethink the kind of declarations he made. he has been saying to the west, this is temporary and then he puts a constitutional change which would seem to be strong. the irony is that president obama, having contributed to helping push mubarak out, is now facing the same problem that his predecessors felt in deali
freedom? >> if president obama is serious about turning the motion on display here in to political action, it will be immensely hard. rage against him, lobby groups, even in america's supreme court. the american people might be the real problem. a ban on military assault rifles could be possible. some see the ownership as a symbol of their freedom and sales are booming. >> yesterday was the biggest we've ever had in 20 years. today we will probably eclipsed that. >> gun supporters are keeping silent at the moment. many think this type of emotions well and that. others say this is the present moment. >> we are the only industrialized country that has this problem. the only one. that is why we need immediate action from the president and congress. it should be at the top of their agenda. >> a heavily armed young man has brought death to his home town. america's agonizing about whether the love affair with guns is to blame and could last as long as the family's grief. abc news, newtown, conn.. >> the service that president obama spoke at was called an interface -- interfaith service. there a
away. >>> a final meeting between president obama and congressional leaders to hammer out a last-minute deal towards the so called -- to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff has finished. john boehner was at the white house today, trying to reach an agreement to avoid hundreds of billions of dollars of tax increases and spending cuts. no statement is expected anytime soon. we go live now to washington to war correspondent, ben. >> all of the participants at this meeting left without a word. i don't think we will hear from them the rest of the day. there is a great deal at stake and very little time left. it has been reported that president obama presented a plan to increase taxes on income over a quarter million dollars per year, as part of the deficit reduction plan to deal with american debt. he would probably say to the congressional leaders that need to figure out a way to get it through, but i think the expectations in washington of a deal are low with only three, four days left until the new year and the media tax hikes and spending cuts taking and -- kicking in. >> that means
weapons. we think -- we know obama said the west would not forgive the use of chemical weapons. he says there are a red line. i think this is something the regime would not like to have on their hands. >> what will they do with the information this memo provides him with? -- this man provides them with? >> this regime has been very brutal and has committed some atrocities against civilians and house also used -- has also used weapons of mass destructions. you talk about chemical weapons. perhaps some thing more. i hope this will confirm that the regime is preparing such weapons. >> we have had those reports of chemical-type weapons over the past weeks. there was a report two days ago. it looked like phosphorus had been used. what is your sense as to how long the regime has left? >> i am pretty sure the regime will stain as long as the outside help is going on. and if the west is not the ticket stand and provide the opposition with three weapons -- does not take a stand and provide the opposition with real weapons to end this bloodshed, if this does not happen, i think it will take a lon
president obama he was proposing a new security strategy to try to reduce the drug-related violence that marked his predecessor's time in office. far from the white house is the tourist resort. the only political experience before winning the presidency was his government here. it is one of the projects he is remembered fondly for in the town as well as building a new infrastructure. his friend and political allies have rejected the suggestion that the president is all style and no substance. >> he is a very straightforward man, very committed with an excellent vision of the country , an excellent statement, and he knows how to listen. dodge a municipality on the outskirts of mexico city where the tentacles of the drug violence have started to reach. it is a particular problem, on this wasteland, the bodies have been dumped which over a thousand killed during his time in power. he fights back tears as she shows me photos of her late daughter. the official version of events is that in june of 2010, she committed suicide. her family says she was murdered by her partner. they are facin
. it has been over a month now since a americans gave president obama four more years in the white house. there are now more minority voters than ever before. and in large part, the republican candidate lost because he failed to reach out to them. if your than one in three latino's failed to vote -- fewer than one in three latino's failed to vote for mitt romney. what will the republican party need to do to get the hispanic vote? >> at a christmas party outside of boston, republicans are not feeling particularly festive -- outside of austin, republicans are not filling a particularly festive. they know they have a challenge in front of them. within two years, hispanics will outnumber whites in texas. >> if you want to know what the future of the republican party is, go to a national convention and stand on a chair and turn around 360 degrees, look at everybody, and then pick any street in the united states and put a share there and turn around 360 degrees and see if the outside convention looks like the inside of the convention. i will give you a hand, it does not. >> hispanic republican
. during the campaign, the way obama and by and talk about the war, he says we will be out of there by 2014. combat troops will be gone, we will be withdrawing the combat troops. it is probably still we have -- we will probably still have counter-terrorism forces and maybe even the others. >> you are watching bbc world news america. nelson mandela fight the long infection and the world waits to hear more about his condition. for the last two weeks, a volcano in russia has erupted. the country's far eastern peninsula is one of the world's most volcanic regions. the local people have been fleeing with the latest activity. the first time, it has been spewing hot lava in nearly four decades. >> fire from the frozen earth. the volcano last erupted 36 years ago and this time it is the biggest ever. 200 tons of law but is pouring out. destroying a nearby scientific camps. 29 active volcanoes. it is such a pristine landscape that is listed as a world heritage site and it is not usually quite this dramatic. >> i was in shock and it looks like some sort of armageddon. the way the law but is slowing d
search a remote part of our own planet, looking for life. gaga, president obama, and the pope. what do they have in common? they are communicating with their followers in 140 characters or less. the pope has said his first -- sent his first tweet from pontifex. >> now it was time for something completely new, time for the pope to launch himself into a triple threat. the first week, all over the internet. the pope still prefers writing willnghand, so his wheatweets be taught for him. the thoughts will be his own. the debate on twitter is not always the most respectful kind. will the pope cope? >> there is a risk, but it is the risk of going into a public square. anyone can say anything. there is some shocking. millions of people want to listen respectfully, and we think twitter is a good way to do that. >> in the shower of st. peter's, the first reactions were good. >> most of my children are tweaking, -- tweeting, so they will really connect. they will realize he has been helped along the way, but those little snippets of information are coming to them directly from the holy father are
the gracious thing and about out of the race before president obama had to make a decision about whether or not to appoint her. that is not to say she will not get any position in the next administration. she could get a position that does not require congressional confirmation >> is there anyone who he was not spying for? the former russian agent who was poisoned to death six years ago was actually working for both the british and spanish intelligence services of the time of his murder. the news complicates the investigation into why he died. >> the former russian spy and fears critic of the kremlin, poisoned by radioactive polonium. but who should be held responsible? new evidence emerged at today's hearing. after six years of waiting, this was an important step forward. >> i am looking forward to any decisions that will be taken. >> today's hearing was looking at the scope of the inquest. the british government provided documents pointing to the role of the russian state itself in the killing. a widow wanted the inquests to examine whether the british government had failed to protect
saying that president obama will try to push to tighter -- for tighter access to guns in america. he has said this before. nothing has actually happened. this time is different, perhaps? >> it feels different, and it feels different for the reason we are all talking about, because of a particular horror that was visited on newtown last week. the president did talk about it very briefly in the election campaign, and after his reelection, sales of assault weapons skyrocketed. they skyrocketed again on friday for the same reason, that people are conscious, nervous perhaps, gun enthusiasts, that new legislation may, indeed, come. this is a path that americans have been down before. bayville existed for 10 years and was deemed not to be successful -- a bill existed for 10 years and was deemed not to be successful. >> the president does not have to run for reelection anymore, so that may change the equation. as well as senior figures who have a good relationship with the gun lobby saying that this has to change now. >> i think the latter seems to be the thing that is very different you are get
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